Gold digger

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A gold digger is a person, usually a woman, who has a relationship for money and/or goods rather than love. If the woman gets married, it's a marriage of convenience.[1]

This type of relationship is called gold digging.

The term gold digger was a slang term which has its roots in the 20th century. It is especially popular with chorus girls and sex workers.

Gold digger rose in usage after the popularity of Avery Hopwood's play The Gold Diggers in 1919.

Songs about gold diggers include "Gold Digger" from Kanye West and "Gold Digger" from EPMD. Both reference women marrying for money.

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  1. Rosenberger, Stephen. (11 November 2014). The relation equation. Eugene, Oregon. ISBN 978-1-4982-0267-1. OCLC 896840085.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)